First time EVER to run/walk a 5K!

Jana S.
on 12/12/14 11:55 am

So tomorrow will be the first time that I will be at a 5K event.  I have always wanted to but my weight kept me from doing it.  I am amazed and PROUD of myself.  There is no better feeling than getting healthy!  I am finally starting to enjoy life AWAY from the couch!

Lovin' this sleeve of mine!!!


I've been sleeved!!

Surgery date....Sept 10th, 2014



on 12/12/14 7:55 pm - Palm Desert, CA
VSG on 06/25/12

Awesome!  I've found that "events" are highly motivating to me to keep up with my training.  Going to the gym just to go to the gym is great - but hard for me.  Having an event in the future makes me want to go and do what I need to do to get better/stronger/faster.

Good luck, enjoy!


Heaviest: 313/VSG Pre: 295/Surgery: 260/Maintenance target:190 - Recent: 195 (08/15/19)

1st 2015&2016 12-Hour Time Trial UMCA 50-59 Age Group
1st 2017 Race Across the West 4-Person 50-59 Age Group
4th 2019 Race Across America 8 Person Team

Gwen M.
on 12/13/14 5:38 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Congrats!  I hope it goes well :)  I ran my first 5k in October and it was an amazing experience.  :)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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